Fisherman stunned after second catfish is caught in Glasgow's River Kelvin this week

By Craig Williams & Hannah Mackenzie Wood

A huge Amazonian catfish has been caught in the River Kelvin just days after another was found in the Glasgow waterway.

Willie Yeomans, a scientist at charity Clyde River Foundation, shared his catch of the day on Twitter on Monday and confirmed the creature was found in the same location as a catfish caught last week at the Flint Mill lade.

This is believed to be the first time that the species has been spotted in the west end river, Glasgow Live reports.

The scientist tweeted: "So you wait 20 years for a catfish in the River Kelvin and two come along at once. Caught in the same place as Shaun Killen's one by Clyde River Foundation in the Flint Mill lade. It’s not in good shape but it’s a warm-water fish."

Following the second catch, Glasgow University professor Killen took to Twitter to reiterate his belief that both fish had obviously been dumped in the river by their owner after becoming too big for their aquarium.

He tweeted: "This is unbelievable. A few days after we caught an Amazonian catfish in the River Kelvin, Glasgow, Clyde River Foundation catches another in the same spot."

When interviewed by Glasgow Live last week regarding his catch, he issued a warning to Glaswegian owners of aquariums not to release their fish into non-native environments such as local waterways as it can be very ecologically damaging.

He suggested people instead advertise it or call a local pet shop, where "someone will be glad to take it off your hands".

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